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Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Thursday, Jan. 23

Here are handicapper Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Thursday, Jan. 23.

Best Bet: Race 2 Jan’s Perfect Star 8-3-2-0

Best Longshot: Race 3 Summertime Thunder 8-1-1-0

No. Horse; Jockey; Comments for Top 4; Odds

Race 1: 6 Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $17,000; Fillies and Mares; 4 YO and Up

2 Flying Rapunzel; Thompson; No excuses vs these; 2-1

3 Diva Ridge; Castanon; Speedster will keep top choice honest; 3-1

7 Primetime Kiss; Birzer; Back to favorite track; 6-1

1 Pinkchampagneonice; Loveberry; Competitive all three starts; 10-1

5 Warren’s Lover; Arroyo; 7-2

8 Fabulous Cate; Joubert; 10-1

4 Joanna’s Rat Pack; Roman; 10-1

1a Lucky Flo; Canchari; 10-1

6 Capetown Rebel; Hill; 10-1

Race 2: 6 Furlongs; Allowance; Purse $57,000: Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up

3 Jan’s Perfect Star; Borel; Allowance winner at Saratoga, wire to wire; 4-5

7 Merry Mittens; Thompson; Completes the exacta; 3-1

8 Pistolpackinpenny; Court; Fared well vs open company; 8-1

6 Bag the Storm; Corbett; Consistent arky bred finished 2nd to top choice; 15-1

5 Kathleen; Berry; 20-1

4 Hatter Nu Nu; Vazquez; 12-1

9 Sweet Ruby Kate; Quinonez; 12-1

2 Hot Shoes; Roman; 30-1

1 Portobellos Jewel; Laviolette; 15-1

Race 3: 1 Mile; Maiden Claiming; Purse $17,000; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up

5 Summertime Thunder; Arroyo; Drops in for victory; 10-1

2 Makin Mo Love; Thompson; Missed a check once; 9-5

8 Afleet Aggie; Laviolette; Drops after good 2nd place finishes; 5-2

6 She’ll Get Even; Johnson; Barn has started well, closes late; 9-2

4 Rockadora; Quinonez; 6-1

9 Baby You a Song; Ocampo; 20-1

1 Warren’s My Queen; Roman; 15-1

3 Imma Bee Sexy; Quinonez; 10-1

7 Triki Magnacat; Nazario; 30-1

Race 4: 1 1/16Mi.; Claiming; Purse $17,200; 4 YO and Up

5 Practice Tee; Ocampo; Should outclass these; 8-5

7 Frisco Exsective; Birzer; Game on any surface, moves up on off track; 4-1

3 Roy L. `; Santana; By far leading money winner this distance; 8-1

2 Above the Curve; Mello; Closer takes blinkers off, dangerous; 3-1

1 Handsome Yansom; Corbett; 10-1

4 Justa Average Joe; Martinez; 5-1

6 Mr. Barry; Vazquez; 15-1

Race 5: 1 1/16 Mi; Maiden Claiming; Purse $26,000; 3 YO and Up

4 It’s a Bad Rapit; Berry; Drops after facing much tougher; 9-5

2 Mr Blackthorn; Torres; Drops for good barn, way overdue; 3-1

6 Tapit Quick; Borel; Adds blinkers after game try, a factor late; 9-2

7 Thunder; Santana; Well bred and dropping for good barn; 8-1

8 Shanghai Red; Homeister; 10-1

3 Toolpusher; Da Silva; 5-1

5 Bad Bob; Court; 10-1

1 Mr. Swagger; McKee; 15-1

Race 6: 6 Furlongs; Waiver Claiming; Purse $17,200 Fillies and Mares; 4 YO and Up

3 Free Range; Arroyo; The call in wide open event; 9-2

12 Wattogo Trish; Navarro; Raced well over deeper track, sleeper; 15-1

11 Mountain Kitty; Berry; Speedster well bet this level; 5-1

4 Quiser; Mello; Beaten favorite in new barn, likes Oaklawn; 7-2

10 Warrens China Doll; Court; 15-1

1 Cobra Kiss; McKee; 12-1

2 Gate Zapper; Birzer; 10-1

5 Shirt and Shoes; Martinez; 4-1

9 Kate Pressley; Canchari; 15-1

8 Beer Drinkin Shari; Loveberry; 20-1

7 Captativing Star; Kuntzweiler; 20-1

6 Ziggy’slove; Quinonez; 12-1

Race 7: 6 Furlongs; Maiden Claiming; Purse $35,000; 3 YO

8 Selway; Santana; Should sit and roll late while dropping; 5-1

4 Standpoint; Ocampo; Speedster in for a tag for good barn; 7-2

1 Chief Knockaway; Navarro; Beaten by several who come back to win; 9-2

3 Wild N Crazy; Mello; Blinkers on after claim by hot barn; 5-1

2 Puttinonashow; Emigh; 6-1

2x Viva Wildwood; Emigh; 6-1

6 Bagg O’ Day; Birzer; 4-1

7 American Reign; Canchari; 8-1

1a Retro Ridge; Nazario; 9-2

5 Denali South Peak; Tohill; 10-1

Race 8: 1 1/16 Mi.; Allowance; Purse $56,000; Fillies and Mares; 4 YO and Up

4 Grit and Grace; Johnson; Runs well fresh, wide open race; 12-1

1 Moonlight Caper; Borel; Adds blinkers for top barn, better than last; 10-1

9 Sanaaya; Hill; Trained by arky native, good barn to follow; 10-1

2 Seasoned Warrior; Da Silva; Has never missed a check, bred to love stretchout; 6-1

3 Broken Spell; Thompson; 3-1

8 Ode to a Skylark; Santana; 5-2

7 Pearl Turn; Ocampo; 3-1

5 Call Pat; Birzer; 15-1

6 Flosy Has Atitude; Berry; 20-1

Race 9: 6 Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $17,200; Fillies and Mares; 4 YO and Up

7 Platinum Blue; Ocampo; Switches barns, no excuses today; 3-1

9 Stay Sees Mom; Martinez; Loves this distance, Versatile runner; 6-1

6 Befuddler; Santana; Good recent form, moves late; 5-2

4 Baby Fresh; Castanon; Competitive on east coast, speed & closer; 8-1

1 Emily’s Sundance; Mello; 12-1

3 C J Jones; Birzer; 10-1

8 Dancingovertheline; Canchari; 9-2

2 Blessed Moon; Loveberry; 12-1

5 Le Chot Jolie; Quinonez; 10-1

Stats

Monday Meet

Winners on Top 1/9 16/72

Winners in Top 4 Selections 7/9 59/72

Exactas in Top 4 Selections 2/9 32/72

Trifectas in Top 4 Selections 0/9 13/72

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